By Thomas More
This resource e-book brings jointly vintage texts by means of and approximately Thomas More—poet, student, statesman, family members guy, academic reformer, thinker, historian, and saint. as well as serving as an advent to More’s lifestyles and writings for the final reader, this assortment is a precious better half to the research of More’s literary and philosophical masterwork, Utopia, and to the examine of sixteenth-century historical past, literature, philosophy, or politics. The writings concentration upon More’s perspectives of schooling, political thought, church-state kinfolk, love and friendship, sensible politics, and the vexing problems with moral sense. They make clear the detailed Christian humanism that extra expressed and embodied. additionally incorporated during this ebook are 3 recognized sixteenth-century money owed of More’s existence by way of Erasmus, Roper, and a group of London playwrights together with William Shakespeare.
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At St. Lawrence Jewry. See Stapleton, pp. –. . Nicholas’ translation:“Accordingly he resolved to be a chaste husband rather than a licentious priest,” p. . . Jane Colt, from Netherhall, Essex. 14 He arranged for her education and made her skilled in music of every kind, and had (it is clear) almost succeeded in making her a person with whom he would gladly have shared his whole life, had not an early death removed her from the scene, after she had borne him several children. Of these there survive three daughters, Margaret, Alice, and Cecily, and one son, John.
Whatever power his station gives him, whatever his influence can do with so powerful a king, is all devoted to the good of the commonwealth and of his friends. His disposition was always most ready to do good unto all men, and wonderfully prone to show mercy; and he now gives it more play, because he has more power to do good. Some men he helps with money, to some he gives the protection of his authority, others he advances in life by his recommendation. Those whom he cannot help in any other way he aids with good advice.
Augustine’s De Civitate Dei, in the Church of St. Lawrence in the old Jewry, whereunto there resorted Doctor Grocyn an excellent cunning7 man, and all the chief learned of the City of London. Then was he made reader at Furnival’s Inn, so remaining by the space of three years and more. After which time he gave himself to devotion and prayer in the Charterhouse of London, religiously living there, without vow, about four years, until he resorted to the house of one Master Colt, a gentleman of Essex, that had oft invited him thither, having three daughters, whose hon- 33 3437 38 .
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